The results of 5 million years of erosion are obvious when peering over the Grand Canyon’s rim at the stunning vista stretching to the horizon. Nevertheless, you could visit the same location every day of your life without observing any significant change. Although every drop of water flowing through the canyon plays a role in eroding its rock, the collective effect is only apparent over a long period of time. The same is true of our representation in Congress. The collective effect of every additional American fundamentally changes the essence of representative democracy with the detrimental results only evident over time.
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